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Noah Marek achieves Eagle Scout Rank

Original post made by Ken+mano, Willow West, on Nov 19, 2021

Noah Hugh Marek has qualified to become an Eagle Scout at an Eagle Scout Board of Review, held by the Twin Valley District of Scouts BSA, his Court of Honor was held on June 12, 2021. He is the son of Sara and Don Marek of Pleasanton and is a member of Troop 948 sponsored by GraceWay Church. Many thanks to his scoutmaster Satya Phanse for his hard work and support.

Noah has been an active leader in his troop, serving as Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader and was a camp counselor at the Wente Scout Reservation in Willets, California. He especially loved the high adventure outdoors experiences, which included Northern Tier canoeing trip in northern Minnesota, near the Canadian border and Sea Base in Key West, Florida. His best memory was a 60 mile backpacking trip through the high country of Yosemite.

For his Eagle project, he raised the funds to purchase a stainless steel mountain bike repair stand and tire pump, which he and his troop installed at the top of the trail at Augustin Bernal Park on the Pleasanton Ridge. The installation has been appreciated and embraced by the close-knit mountain biking community.

Noah recently graduated from Amador Valley High School. The was on the ASB council, Junior Class President, on the Mr. Amador leadership committee which benefits the George Mark Children’s House in San Leandro giving respite care for children. As a member of Amador Valley Varsity Wrestling Team, he received the Most Improved Wrestler award his senior year. Noah’s interests include skiing, mountain biking, music, surfing, politics and golf. His future plans include college at UC Santa Barbara and a career in investment banking or law.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a Scout must be active in their troop, provide leadership, earn 21 merit badges including the areas of citizenship, camping, communications, cooking and lifesaving or emergency preparedness as well as demonstrate that they live by the principles of the Scout Oath and the Scout Law. They must also plan, develop and give leadership to others in a service project benefiting a religious institution, school or community group.

Anyone interested in joining any level of Scouting can contact the Twin Valley District Executive, Michael Souza, [email protected]